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KM Central

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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good44%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
COMPLETELY REFURBISHED IN AUGUST 2017. KM Central now offers 45 modern and stylish bedrooms and a contemporary breakfast room. Located just 5 minutes’ walk from the Royal Mile, KM Central offers the perfect base for your next visit to Edinburgh, be it for work or leisure.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
1017Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
382Attractionswithin 0.5 km
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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Mandi C
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
Good value place to stay, very clean and tidy and staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms small and no lift but good value and excellent breakfast with good choice of continental, good selection of fresh fruit and lovely full Scottish cooked options
Thank Mandi C
Response from Edinburgh1st, Manager at KM Central
Responded 1 week ago
Dear MandiC517, Thank you very much for your review following your stay at KM Central. Your excellent comments regarding our breakfast, cleanliness and staff service are greatly appreciated and have been shared with the team. Our reception team will be delighted to assist with room allocation and luggage assistance as the building does not benefit from an elevator. Kindest regards, Robert Kitzinger
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks agovia mobile
My sister and I visited Edinburgh for the night and stayed here. The room was modern and ideal for the two of us. Lovely and clean. The breakfast was amazing and the staff could not be more helpful! Would definitely book here again!
Thank sophb1992
Response from Edinburgh1st, Manager at KM Central
Responded 1 week ago
Dear sophb1992, Thank you for your 5 star review and your wonderful comments. The team and myself look forward to looking after you on your next visit. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
Melvyn C
Narellan, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfectly located in a quiet area of town and about a 15 min from the Golden mile walk. Plenty of inexpensive restaurants and supermarket 2 mins away. Street parking is at a premium from late afternoons onwards and no problems leaving luggage before check-in time. Reception staff were amazingly helpful with local knowledge and supplying city maps. No lifts in guest accommodation, stairs only to higher floors. Having 30 kgs of luggage each we had no problems with a room change to a 1st floor. Rooms perhaps too compact for a share although incredibly clean and the beds a dream to sleep in. Breakfast service was top class with an excellent selection of bakery & continental. Hot food nicely cooked and presented too. Waitstaff provided very professional customer service and deserve to be commended. We'd love to stay again preferably without large suitcases!
Thank Melvyn C
Response from Edinburgh1st, Manager at KM Central
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Melvyn C, Thank your for your review of KM Central following your stay. I am pleased to read about the enjoyment of your stay in particular our service, cleanliness and breakfast. Your comments have been shared to ensure we maintain our high standards in the future. I am delighted our team was able to assist with your room allocate as you state the building does not benefit from an elevator. We look forward to hosting you again. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
Tamir B
Reviewed 16 Oct 2018via mobile
The hotel leaves a really really bad first impression, because the reception is simply ugly and shabby. The luggage storage has garbage lying around and the hotel has no elevator. But enough with the negative points. Because otherwise is this hotel amazing. The rooms are clean, the bed is huge and comfy, she shower is also clean and modern. The breakfast is extremely versatile. In this hotel nothing seems to be further away than a five minute walk. To the castle? Sure walk 5 minutes. To the bottom of Arthur's seat? Sure walk 5 minutes. Trainstation? 5 minutes.

Even though it's far from perfect, we stoll enjoyed our stay there and are recommending the hotel and considering coming back for it in another stay in Edinburgh
1 Thank Tamir B
Response from Edinburgh1st, Manager at KM Central
Responded 17 Oct 2018
Dear Tamir B, Thank you for reviewing KM Central following your stay. I am disappointed to read about your arrival experience which is something we are working on to improve. I am very delighted to read that you found our hotel amazing in particular our bedrooms, breakfast and location. Your comments have been shared with all of the team to ensure we maintain our high standards. Hopefully we can welcome you back in the near future. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
Effie T
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 23 Sep 2018
Almost everything is close to you on foot. Shortly, hearty and tasteful breakfast, hospitable and clean invironment and helpful and courteous staff. I would strongly recommend it if you want to visit Scotland!!
1 Thank Effie T
Response from Edinburgh1st, Manager at KM Central
Responded 24 Sep 2018
Dear Effie T, Thank you for your review of KM Central. The team and myself are delighted to read your comments in particular your wonderful recommendation. We could not agree more and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
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Dear Dunyazade, Yes we have luggage storage on-site in case you arrive before our 2pm check-in time. The team will be delighted to assist. We are looking forward to welcome you soon. Best wishes, Robert Kitzinger
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Definitely go and see the Old Town and Edinburgh Castle ! The architecture is breathtaking!
Room Tips
"No elevator"
23 Sep 2018
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"I had 1st floor room street side. Woke twice by vehicles (quiet road). Could ask for room away from road."
5 Jul 2018
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"Good value with clean and excellent service!"
25 Apr 2018
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"Ask for lower room if stairs are an issue"
11 Dec 2017
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Kenneth Mackenzie
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghSouthside & Holyrood
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